Category: Announcements

Changing Lives Beyond Our Borders: VAM Sponsors School in Kenya

Last December VAM hosted a fundraising concert, “Sing For Hope” that raised funds for the New White House Academy (NWHA), a small primary school in Kenya that delivers big changes for the impoverished children of the Sagala Hill region. “Sing For Hope” was initiated and organized by Chloe Hurst, who in addition to being an… Read more »

2014 Kay Meek Competition Finalists

This past Saturday, we hosted over 18 students for the 38th Annual Kay Meek Competition. Huge thanks to our adjudicator, Caroline Markos! Finalists: Saul Domingos-Morales Tian Fei Katrina Goh Sa Rang (Diana) Kim Albert Seo Grace Sohn Congratulations to our finalists above and to the rest of our participants!

Friends of Chamber Music Competition

Some VAM students were recipients of top prizes at the Friends of Chamber Music Competition on Sunday, March 4th.  Audience Prize (Juniors) went to Aliayta Foon Dancoes (violin), Kathy Chen (violin), Calvin Yang (viola), and Emily Ahn (cello). Johanna Qvamme (violin), Esther Hwang (violin), Calvin Yang (viola), On You Lee (viola), Luke Kim (cello) and… Read more »

Gifted Youth finalists and Phyllis E. Salter winners announced

On Sunday, January 19th, over 25 students participated in the preliminary rounds of the Edith Lando Gifted Youth Competition and the Phyllis E. Salter Piano Competition. Many thanks to our adjudicators, who thoughtfully listened to each participant and wrote personalized comments and scores for every one! Here are the results below: Phyllis E. Salter Piano… Read more »

VAM String Quartet Concert with Amanda Chan: Brahms Piano Quintet

The VAM String Quartet will be playing Bela Bartok’s Quartet No.1 and will be joined by special guest Amanda Chan to play Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor. They will also be playing works by Schubert and VAM’s Dr.Jacqueline Leggatt. Please join us for this concert at The Koerner Recital Hall on Sunday, May… Read more »

2014 Jerold Gerbrecht Winds & Brass Competition Results

On Sunday, May 18th, we held our 2nd annual Jerold Gerbrecht Winds & Brass Competition. Many thanks to our adjudicator, Benjamin Kinsman! The results are below: Junior Category: 1st place: Nathaniel Lum, flute ($300) Senior Category: 1st place: Andy Seonghyeon Kim, oboe ($300) 2nd place: Theophilus Ko, oboe ($200) Evan Wendell, trumpet ($200) Congratulations to… Read more »

Suzuki Achievement Levels Concert

Congratulations to all participants of the Suzuki Achievement Levels Concert on Saturday! A very special thank you to Raymund Echaus, who presented a scholarship in his sister’s name. The Marguerite M. Echaus Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Amber Tsang, pictured here with Joseph Elworthy, Juan Wang, Teresa Ho, and Raymund Echaus.

The Koerner Quartet Concert with Robyn Driedger-Klassen

The Koerner Quartet would like to invite you to our third concert of the season on Friday, March 7th, 7:30pm at the Koerner Recital Hall. It is a wonderful opportunity to listen and enjoy an evening of chamber music with VAM faculty members Nicholas Wright, Jason Ho, Marcus Takizawa, and Executive Director of VAM, Joseph… Read more »

Chamber Music Institute

VAM Chamber Music Institute (CMI) aims to inspire and challenge the Lower Mainland’s most aspiring musicians by offering an intensive study of the seminal works that encompass the chamber music repertoire.  CMI was created and designed by one of Canada’s most esteemed musicians, Professor Andrew Dawes, who will serve as CMI Director.  CMI will specialize… Read more »

VAMSO Orchestra Reading Session…you’re invited!

We’re having an open rehearsal for VAMSO on Friday, March 14th…and you’re invited! We’ll be having a reading session featuring a select number of scores from our Young Composers’ Competition. Joined by guest conductor Owen Underhill (Turning Point Ensemble), each composer will have their composition read by VAMSO as part of their entrance. Performance Order… Read more »